FilmDistrict has announced that they are bringing the crime thriller Parker to Blu-ray this May. The film is based on the novel Flashfire by Donald E. Westlake writing as Richard Stark and is directed by Taylor Hackford. Parker stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, and Nick Nolte. The film will be available online and in stores beginning May 21st.
Parker (Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.
Parker was released in January of 2013 and grossed over $17 million at the box office.
The Blu-ray will include several special features, including: an audio commentary with director Taylor Hackford; Bringing the Hunter to Life: The Making of Parker featurette; Who is Parker? featurette; The Origin of Parker featurette (Blu-ray Exclusive); and Broken Necks and Bloody Knuckles featurette (Blu-ray Exclusive).
Here is the theatrical trailer for Parker, courtesy of VISO Trailers.